Mon., 9 Morning devotions spoiled with static. Wash underwear & stockings. It is snowing. Grace has work come in on funeral flowers. Belle Parker Clark comes for a spray. This diary, which I like very much, came in this noon with Mr. Tuttle. I spend some time writing it up from notes made on scraps of paper. Have a letter from Mrs. Owen in which she tells me something of herself. She’s 87 and I am glad to know more about her. Write Anna, as I’m feeling worried about her. Grace goes to the annual church meeting this evening. A beautiful snow storm.
Posted in 1933 Ella, Anna Fisher Metcalf, DIARIES, Frank Tuttle, From the H. Sheldon Museum, Grace Fisher, PEOPLE
Tagged Belle Parker Clark, church, devotions, diary, Grace's flowers, letters, Mrs. Owen, static, washing, weather
Sun., 8 Grace attends church. Karl has a bad cough, trail of the Grip. They do not attend church but come to dinner. We have a chicken dinner with biscuit and a fruit pudding, for which Henrietta brings the cream. Sunshine, but a raw north wind. Chickadees come to feed. Send my delayed letter to Emma MacKenzie at Long Beach, Calif. Write Jeanette & Helen. Fosdick broadcast at 5 P.M. but static is bad. Mary Ross calls. Mrs. DeWitt Parker dies at her home in Waltham. Grace goes to rehearsal in the evening.
Posted in 1933 Ella, DIARIES, From the H. Sheldon Museum, Grace Fisher, Helen Fisher Smith, Henrietta Fisher Field, Jeanette Fairfield Fisher, Karl Field, PEOPLE
Tagged chickadees, church, Dr. Fosdick, Emma MacKenzie, flu, food, letters, Mary Ross, Mrs. DeWitt Parker, obituary, rehearsal, static, Sunday dinner, weather
Sat., 7 Morning devotions. Make a tapioca pudding for dinner & a steamed fruit to-morrow’s dinner (sic). Dumas doing the housework, also finishes the ironing. Letters from Gertrude, Jeanette & Mrs. Paine. Calvin Coolidge is brought home to Plymouth for burial on Saturday afternoon. (http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/america/unitedstates/20th/1923/coolidge/death.ht)m So was Ashton, only 6 weeks ago to-day. Wash the supper dishes & write Gertrude in the evening.
“Little deeds of kindness
Little words of love
Make our earth an Eden
Like the Heaven above.”
And here is Ashton’s obituary:
Posted in 1933 Ella, Ashton Fisher, Clippings, DIARIES, Dumas, From the H. Sheldon Museum, Gertrude Fisher Thomas, Jeanette Fairfield Fisher, PEOPLE
Tagged Ashton's death, Ashton's obituary, Calvin Coolidge's death, devotions, food, housework, ironing, letters, Mrs. Paine
Fri., 6 Morning devotions. Sunshine, but wind blows a gale in the morning. Do the work and get dinner. Tuttle goes to New Haven St. & takes me along. I sit in the car & read the paper, the story of the life and death of Calvin Coolidge. Mrs. L. Shackett on her way to the P.O. stops for a visit. Tuttle looking up records in the unheated town hall. Grace goes down street in the morning & again at night to Mrs. Benton’s where Miss Kitridge has a botany class. A half dozen men digging a ditch to drain the road, work given them to keep the wolf from the door.
Posted in 1933 Ella, DIARIES, Frank Tuttle, From the H. Sheldon Museum, Grace Fisher, PEOPLE
Tagged Botany class, death of Calvin Coolidge, devotions, down town, food, housework, make-work, Miss Kitridge, Mrs. Benton, Mrs. L. Shackett, ride, unheated town hall, weather
Thurs., 5 Morning devotions. The news flashed to every corner of the globe that Calvin Coolidge, Vermont’s greatest son, died in his Northhampton home. He is 60 years old, the age of my boy, Ashton. Three boys drowned in Dead Creek, in Addison, where they rescued a girl who skated through thin ice. Some sunshine to-day. Miss Gagnon, teacher at V.I.S., calls on Grace. Henrietta & Warner come to dinner. Iron until I am tired.
Posted in 1933 Ella, Ashton Fisher, DIARIES, From the H. Sheldon Museum, Grace Fisher, Henrietta Fisher Field, PEOPLE, Warner Field
Tagged Ashton's death, calls, Dead Creek drowning, death of Calvin Coolidge, devotions, ironing, Miss Gagnon, skating on thin ice, tired!, weather
Wed., 4 Morning devotions. Find many ways to fill in time until noon. Tuttle goes to Middlebury & Grace attend (sic) a D.A.R. meeting at the Stevens House. Marie Warner goes to Midd. with Tuttle. Nancy McCuen, leading hostess of the meeting, is ill with Gripp (sic) and I decide that it is wiser for me to stay at home. Sew a little trying to fix Grace’s new dress & iron until I am tired. Letter from Ben, which I answer. Write Fay Warner & Mrs. I. E. Warner. Letter from Lillian Emerson.
Posted in 1933 Ella, Benjamin Fisher, DIARIES, Frank Tuttle, From the H. Sheldon Museum, Grace Fisher, PEOPLE
Tagged comings and goings, D.A.R., devotions, Fay Warner, flu, ironing, letters, Lillian emerson, Marie Warner, Mrs. I.E. Warner, Nancy McCuen, sewing, Stevens House
Tues., 3 Morning devotions. A raw south wind. Dumas washes & the clothes get dry enough to be brought in. A letter from Mrs. Taylor of Richford, my twin. Also a letter from Sister Helen. I finish the letter I am writing her. There is little to say. The dark falls early. The dining room window is still filled with Helen’s generous gift to me.
There is something about this entry that is poetic, I think.
Posted in 1933 Ella, DIARIES, Dumas, From the H. Sheldon Museum, Helen Fisher Smith, PEOPLE, Sister Helen Simonds
Tagged darkness, devotions, gifts, letters, Mrs. Taylor, poetic description, washing, weather